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Siam Sam
12-22-2007, 10:33 PM
Why must I always click on the Older Version link and use that before I can upload a JPEG photo file to Gmail? The Newer Version that comes up right away does not want to load my JPEGs; the Older Version always will. :confused:

GusNSpot
12-23-2007, 12:30 AM
Mine works on both versions. AND on my Linux box and my Windows box. I have no idea what your problem is. What Os and what kind of connection and stuff and such.

Oh, FireFox on both machines for me....

Tapioca Dextrin
12-23-2007, 12:56 AM
My WAG would be that you're using Firefox and you've used Adblock to remove the frame where the attachment box is.

Siam Sam
12-23-2007, 03:09 AM
I've been using Windows for Gmail. However, I've been using Mozilla for Hotmail, because of a previously documented problem using Hotmail on Windows. I have not tried Gmail on Mozilla yet; I guess I should.

The attachment box is still there, though, on the Newer Version when I use Windows, but after a couple of hours waiting for the attachment to finish, I'll give up, switch to the Older Version, and then the photo attaches fine quickly.

Siam Sam
12-23-2007, 06:16 AM
Tried using Gmail in Mozilla, and it's the same thing. Can attach photos only in the Older Version.

633squadron
12-23-2007, 08:14 PM
Why must I always click on the Older Version link and use that before I can upload a JPEG photo file to Gmail? The Newer Version that comes up right away does not want to load my JPEGs; the Older Version always will. :confused:

I don't know why this is happening; it shouldn't. The other posts to the thread suggest that it's dependent on your browser setup.

In any event, I have a suggestion: post your photos online somewhere rather than sending them through e-mail. Picasa is the logical choice, but there are a host of free online photo storage sites.

Why do this? Several reasons:

The photo doesn't go away if the recipient accidentally throws away the e-mail.
If you send the same photo to many people, you're eventually generating many copies of it. Inefficient.
You have no guarantee that the photo will go through. The "anti-spam" and "anti-virus" stuff that ISPs do will often strip out an attachment.
Some message boards/sites don't allow attachments.
You give your recipient the choice of seeing the photo later on. Some of us just assume that everyone has broadband, and that is bad. If you send a link, your recipient can choose to view the image later or even download it as part of a batch.


This is a "Web 2.0" idea. Don't send info, send links. Don't throw stuff at people, point them to the stuff. Make one copy, not hundreds. etc.

Just a thought.

Siam Sam
12-23-2007, 09:17 PM
Thanks. May be time to try that.

Siam Sam
12-24-2007, 10:18 PM
Actually, the wife has already signed up to one of those websites and has some photos up. But I must confess the photo I was sending was not one that I would want most people to see. No, not porno. Worse than that. I was sending a photo to an old roommate back in the 1970s, a photo of us, looking decidedly 1970s-ish. Thankfully, the Older Version of Gmail sent it. :D

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